Symposium on Brain Mechanics
Wednesday 19th September, 2012
Organisers: Peter Stewart and Georgina Lang
The function of the human brain involves a complicated interaction between mechanical and chemical processes, in particular during development or disorder. Typically, these effects are studied using experiments or computational models, but in most cases the interplay between mechanical and chemical mechanisms is poorly understood.
The aim of this symposium is to bring together clinicians, engineers, mathematicians and biologists to discuss the latest developments in this exciting field. Topics of interest include brain development, traumatic injury and degenerative disease. This meeting also provides an opportunity to develop collaborations to ensure that mathematical and biological models develop in parallel, so plenty of time will be allocated for discussion and informal interaction.
The closing date for registration is 10th September 2012
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